Evaluation of the possibility of using diatomite natural mineral as a composite agent in acrylic coating

Amir Farzaneh, Mustafa Erol, Omer Mermer, Andrew J. Cobley, Shahin Khameneh Asl

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    In the present study the possibility of the commercially available acryl and diatomite earth (DE) mineral as a composite coating for corrosion protection of Mg alloys has been evaluated. The acrylic coating is used as a top coating in a wide field of applications like automotive, aerospace, medicine and electronics where it shows beneficial properties. Diatomite-dispersed acrylic paint was applied over the substrate by conventional spray technique with an air pressure of 3 kg cm−2. Firstly the acryl was mixed with hardener and then the DE was added to the mixture. Four types of coating with 0, 2, 4, 8 g/L DE have been prepared. The results show that adding up to 4 g/L of the DE improved the corrosion resistance and produced a coating with acceptable surface roughness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-103
    Number of pages5
    JournalProtection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces
    Early online date9 Oct 2017
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

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    Publisher Statement: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S2070205118010227


    • acrylic coating
    • corrosion protection
    • diatomite earth
    • natural mineral

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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